[ark]  No. 2/2012

Extract from the article Blue Cube in Siena

[ … Large strip windows of varying heights interrupt the horizontal plane of the once-dominant structure. The interaction of both elements presents observers with a dynamic effect of light and shadow.

The structure of the façade sustains this optical illusion of depth. The architect makes use of two contrasting materials: much of the building is covered with a layer of dark blue plaster, hence the building’s name: Blue Cube… ]

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